As ESL and ELD programs are becoming more common, some clear patterns are emerging. One of the best things you can do when working with ESL students is recognize the importance of their own native culture. When you create lesson plans that deal with things students can recognize in their own native language, students are more open to the learning process.
One of the best ways to reach ESL students is to place their cultural traditions in context. One of the best ways to do this is to share holiday traditions from around the world. For example, people all over the world have different ways of celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter. While traditions may vary, certain elements unite people from all over the world. Holidays are a great time to teach students new English vocabulary words. No matter if you're teaching English to native speakers, or you're teaching to students from around the world, it's a good idea to keep your lesson plans fresh. As the new school year approaches, teachers look for new ways to present lesson plans and materials. If you're working with ESL students, you're dealing with a communication barrier that must be addressed through your lesson plans.
One of the main tasks for ESL teachers is to build up the confidence of international students. This confidence boost helps students to take risks and also encourages them to reach for higher levels of learning. This is also true if you are teaching English abroad, which is what more and more English teachers are looking to become certified to do. Another great way to encourage learning among ESL students is to involve family members. Many ESL teachers organize family nights and other special events. This is a great way for students to see the diversity of their fellow classmates. In addition, parents have the opportunity to meet one another and often form friendships and support systems that last for years to come. This is also a great opportunity to encourage people of all ages to practice their conversational English skills.
School?s out, but not for some Butler County teachers
?The teachers help you out with your English. Whenever you mess up in the English they don?t care too much because they know you are trying to learn,? she said. Summer time is sports time in Middletown thanks to a line-up of activities for students ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:24:00 GMT
Advanced teaching model spreads in HCM City
two English classes with native English-speaking teachers, and outdoor activities during the school year. Primary students in the advanced model study subjects in the curriculum from the Ministry of Education and Training in the morning, and soft skills ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:09:00 GMT
Cultural immersion trip to Mexico opens teachers? eyes. What can they do to better serve their Latino students?
Holding PTA meetings in the mornings when parents drop off students was another idea generated by the trip. ?I left with a brain teeming with ideas about what we want to do at our school,? said Holly Woodard, an ESL teacher at Holt. ?If we can find a ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:52:00 GMT
Online or Overseas: 4 Important Tips To Keep in Mind When Teaching ESL Students from China
From hours spent in class, to lesson structure and break times, formal education in China is worlds apart from that in America. The chasm is not only caused by physical miles involved, but also the native variable cultures and traditions between the two ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:13:00 GMT
How to woo French teachers to stay in Canada?s schools
As a doctoral student in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education ... They help promote leadership, support and community among teaching professionals. A French and English language teacher myself, I have developed curriculum for new language ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:42:00 GMT
This Detroit teacher uses music to expose students to history, politics and power. ?They walk in here and they don?t even know who they are.?
He teaches writing by insisting that students write several papers a year on themes covered in class. He cuts them no break on grammar or format, marking up papers with a red pen in a manner more typical of English teachers than of those whose ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:46:00 GMT
New Haven teachers devoted to alternative education find ?you have to have a heart?
an English teacher at the school. Puglisi said part of the challenge with education is that students have more emotional, social and behavioral issues. ?So teaching has become more creative, you have to differentiate instruction and individualize more ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMT
A teacher of many talents
BEACON FALLS ? Woodland Regional High School English teacher James Amato likes to maintain a mystique around his age within the halls of the school ? some students think he?s 60, others lean closer to 30. There?s no mystery though as to the ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMT
Rethinking the parent-teacher conference
a WestEd study found that students whose families attended the meetings had stronger gains in English language arts compared with those whose parents did not. "It's a whole shift with how we think parents can collaborate with teachers. Parents can also ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:37:00 GMT